On January 31, International Fashion Icon Dr Allan Chan Chee-kooi, associate head and associate professor, Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the inventor of “i.Dummy” visited BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT) campus. The purpose of his visit was to train Fashion Design Technology faculty members and observe different educational and functional activities of BUFT. This visit was a part of the faculty development programme regularly taken by BUFT authority. There was a formal meeting session along with Muzaffar U Siddique, the founder chairman of the Board of Trustees, BUFT who cordially welcomed him. They discussed various issues relating to development of academic, professional excellence and future collaboration. At the end of the meeting Muzaffar U Siddique presented a crest to him. S M Mannan Kochi, vice president, BGMEA and vice chairman (Admin), BUFT; Vice chancellor Prof Dr Syed Masud Husain; Pro-vice chancellor Prof Dr Engr Ayub Nabi Khan, Sanjib Barua, department head of Fashion Design & Technology (FDT) and Rayed Barkat; lecturer, department of FDT were present.
Dr Allan also took part in a seminar on “i.Dummy & Present State of Fashion Education” at BUFT auditorium. In the seminar he focused on the effective teaching methods for Fashion Design & Technology (FDT) and also discussed about the research opportunities for Fashion Design faculty members and students, developing academic, professional and cultural exchange of students, curriculum, product and design development, credit transfer, joint exhibition, fashion design competition, student scholarship and tuition waiver, etc. Vice chancellor Prof Dr Syed Masud Husain, pro-vice chancellor Prof Dr Engr Ayub Nabi Khan, faculty members and students of FDT department, high officials were present in the seminar. At the end of the programme he went around various sections of the BUFT campus. He also inaugurated of BUFT workshop on “Play with Hand Stitch” organised by Department of Fashion Design & Technology. He was highly impressed by their work and presentation.